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Property Name Washington Railway and Electric Company (WRECO) Garage
Reference Number 13001133
State District of Columbia
County
Town Washington, DC
Street Address 2112 Georgia Avenue NW
Multiple Property Submission Name Streetcar and Bus Resources of Washington, D.C. , 1862-1962
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, TRANSPORTATION
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001133.pdf
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The WRECO Bus Garage at 2112 Georgia Avenue NW is Washington, DC's first purpose-built garage for servicing and storing transit buses. It meets National Register Criterion A and C under the Multiple Property Document Streetcar and Bus Resources of Washington, D.C., 1862-1962, because it is associated with events that have contributed to the broad patterns of our history namely the development of mass transit systems in Washington, DC and the transportation-oriented commercial development of the area around the intersections of th Street, U Street, Georgia Avenue, and Florida Avenue NW.

 

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